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Measuring Social Impact

 

Innovative ways to measure the impact that an organization has on society

 

Giving Blind

Watch dog organizations don't reach most donors.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2012
 
POOR ECONOMICS:
A Radical Rethinking
of the Way to Fight
Global Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee &
Esther Duflo

Radically Small Thinking

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

Reviewed By Timothy Ogden | Fall 2011
 
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Rapid Response for Education

The National Math and Science Initiative aims to avert the crisis in secondary school education by replicating proven programs.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2011
 
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It Takes a General Contractor

Nuru International identifies proven poverty-reduction programs and aims to take them to scale.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2011
 

Sharing Evaluations

Organizations that report on charities are increasingly collaborative.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2011
 
THE END OF
FUNDRAISING:
Raise More Money by
Selling Your Impact
Jason Saul

Supplicants No More

The End of Fundraising: Raise More Money by Selling Your Impact by Jason Saul

Reviewed By David Simpson | 1 | Fall 2011
 

Amplifying Local Voices

GlobalGiving’s storytelling project turns anecdotes into useful data.

By Suzie Boss | 14 | Summer 2011
 
MORE THAN GOOD
INTENTIONS: How a
New Economics Is
Helping to Solve
Global Poverty
Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

New School Economics

More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

Reviewed By Kevin Starr | 2 | Summer 2011
 
THE POWER OF
POSITIVE
DEVIANCE: How
Unlikely Innovators
Solve the World’s
Toughest Problems
Richard Pascale, Jerry
Sternin, & Monique Sternin

Survival of the Deviant

The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin, & Monique Sternin

Reviewed By Dean Karlan | Fall 2010
 
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The Value of Free

People are more likely to use products that they pay for, but when it comes to malaria-preventing bed nets in Africa, the opposite holds true.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2010